Ampatuan Massacre in Maguindanao
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Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.

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Coconut
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President Ferdinand Marcos imposed a levy on the produce of coconut farmers between 1972 and 1982, supposedly to develop the coconut industry.

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TO ACCOUNT FOR P317.4M

COA asks
Cayetano wife

State auditors have found “ghost employees” in Taguig City. The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano to account for more than P317.4 million that the city government spent on salaries of its contractual employees, who seemed nowhere to be found.

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PSC under fire
in the Senate

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keeping the sports landscape in a dismal state.

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Tropical depression Queenie slightly intensified as it inched closer to Surigao del Sur province Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.

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A former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairperson faces graft charges after the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge him for attempting to influence his younger brother, a Court of Appeals (CA) justice, in an ownership row before the court.

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